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Lillian Gish
(1893-1993) born on
Oct 14
US actress (stage and film). She was an early silent film and stage actress; starred in "Birth of a Nation."
         
   
F
The stage was our school, our home, our life.

R
Young man, if God had wanted you to see me that way, he would have put your eyes in your bellybutton.
A
What you get is a living -- what you give is a life.
N
You know, when I first went into the movies Lionel Barrymore played my grandfather. Later he played my father and finally he played my husband. If he had lived, I'm sure I would have played his mother.
K
Never get caught acting.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: Describing her and her sister Dorothy's' childhood experiences as theatrical performers; "The Movies, Mr. Griffith and Me," ch. 7, 1969.
R: On a low camera angle, quoted by Richard Thomas on Amer Film Institute's "Salute to Lillian Gish," CBS TV 17 Apr 1984.
A: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
N: In "An Uncommon Scold," by Abby Adams, 1989.
K:
   


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